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What We Do

Working Options in Education is an employability and life skills charity that has been helping young people to aim high and fulfil their potential since 2010.

Our Career Pathways programme is delivered free in state schools, colleges and online by industry volunteers and helps students (aged 14-19) to identify and pursue their career options. Through practical help and advice, they build their skills, and become confident to face their future after education, with choices. Our programme is designed to benefit all young people, but we prioritise those from the most under-served areas of the country.

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How we help

  1. Improving employability

    We’ve developed our employability and life skills programme to offer young people multiple interactions with employers,because we know there is a direct correlation to improved academic attainment and future employability. The widening opportunity gap in employment prospects means that we particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people.

  2. Building confidence

    We want young people to feel inspired, informed and have the skills they need for their future. Young people consistently tell us that participating in our employability and life skills programme has a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

  3. Supporting education

    Our Career Pathways Programme supports schools and colleges to deliver many of the employer engagement elements of the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ for their students.

  4. Connecting industry

    We act as a link between students and employers. We’ve developed strong links with companies in multiple industry sectors.

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